Archive for February 13th, 2009
Slowly, day by day, the Government is bringing in new laws that insidiously take away more and more of our freedoms. Nobody notices, and it will be too late to fight back when we wake up and there are no more rights left.
I am reminded of Pastor Martin Niemöller who wrote And then they came for me. It is interesting that this man died in 1984. when Eric Arthur Blair’s book, written under the pen name of George Orwell; 1984, describes what we in Britain, and in America, are now facing. The “thought police” add to the loss of our freedoms (Carol Thatcher and Prince Harry). Incidentally, if you are left of centre the darlings of the intellegenzia let you get away with it (Jonathan Ross).
Niemöller’s poem is listed below. There are several versions but this was his favourite and the one he preferred to see quoted:
“In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up.”
The essence of Niemöller’s words were put to music by Christy Moore, an American fold singer, in his song Yellow Triangle–which I append below:
It is unfortunate, but the few who are aware of what is going on are not able to fight it, and those who are unaware are too busy fighting to keep body and soul together in these troubled times, so can only in part be blamed for the loss of their independence and freedom. It’s all very tragic.
I read, many years ago, that the EU have plans for switching riot police to different countries to counteract any reluctance of the police to fire on their own kind. For example, the British police will serve in Spain, The Spanish in France, the French in Britain and so on.
The bad news is, switching to voting Conservative at the next election may slow things down a little, but it will not stop this onwards encroachment of our freedoms. Although most of our laws come from the EU, our politicians, unlike those in mainland Europe, don’t pick and choose what is best for their people, ours obey every single instruction from the unelected commissioners in Brussels.
Anyone for a bent banana?